What It’s Like to Taste ‘120 Years of The Dalmore’ Whisky Flight

What’s your whisky spending plan? No issue how substantial, it most likely doesn’t exceed your regular monthly rent or house loan payment. New York citizens statewide fork out an ordinary regular monthly rent of just less than $one,600 for a 1-bed room apartment. But they could divert these resources to indulge in Manhattan’s most costly whisky flight, at the moment on provide at Fine & Uncommon: “120 Decades of The Dalmore.” The full value? A mere $one,850, prior to tax and suggestion.

We know, we know, there are infinite other means to blow the dough: You could inventory up on your preferred splurges, get antique bottles at auction, or just devote it all in 1 sitting on a decide on set of uncommon pours at a whisky bar all too delighted to consider your funds in trade for a lineup of Staggs or a few drams of Macallan more mature than you.

But trust us, “120 Decades of The Dalmore” is genuinely worth the exorbitant value tag. Supplied its propensity for extensive ageing and concomitant substantial price ranges, one malt scotch commonly will take the prime spot for spendiest whisky on the bar. Set a few substantial-conclude scotches with each other in a flight and the value tag genuinely balloons.

“120 Decades of The Dalmore” Earns the Distinction of Most Highly-priced Whisky Flight in New York

The “120 Decades of The Dalmore” flight features 4 uncommon pours of the fabled Highland one malt: 25 12 months, 35 12 months, forty 12 months, and Constellation Selection 1991, bottled at twenty decades outdated. In totality, it encompasses around a century’s worth of ageing.

And at $one,850, it earns the difference of becoming the most costly whisky flight in New York. It tops the previous record holder—the Brandy Library, which delivers a $one,two hundred flight of The Dalmore that features whiskies totaling 100 decades of age.

When you’re laying out that a great deal dough for 4 ounces of whisky, you want to know what you’re obtaining. The Dalmore’s standing is sterling. Consistently topping ideal-of lists, it nets substantial scores from the likes of the Best Spirits Obstacle and Whisky Advocate.

Right after Macallan, it is the most collectible one malt scotch in the planet, obtaining price ranges as substantial as $271,000 for a one bottle.

Honest ample, but how does the whisky basically style?

Kenneth Ho

What to Be expecting From “120 Decades of Dalmore”

I’ve experienced my good share of costly, more-experienced scotch, such as fifty-calendar year-outdated Glenlivet, sixty five-calendar year-outdated Macallan, and 70-calendar year-outdated Glen Grant. Having eaten around $fifty,000 worth of one malt by myself, of class I’m keen to up the ante and check out Fine & Rare’s Dalmore flight to see how it measures up to the many superlative pours I’ve been privileged to style.

Complete tasting notes for just about every of the whiskies are below—but initially, the presentation of the flight, which is as a great deal a component of the experience as the liquid by itself.

When you get “120 Decades of The Dalmore,” the server provides out an engraved Christofle silver tray set with 4 custom made Baccarat flute tasting glasses. Just about every bottle in the flight is presented separately, its weighty topper uncorked prior to becoming measured and poured. You’ll want to consider your time nosing and sipping and, if you approach to include drinking water, do so sparingly for the initially 3 whiskies, which are minimal in proof and fragile in character—thanks to their highly developed age.

The luxe and unhurried atmosphere of Fine & Uncommon is an ideal environment for lingering around the flight.

As owner Tommy Tardie claims, “We want to deliver an experience. Our friends can develop into our ambassadors.”

Right after you have savored the very last sip of The Dalmore—I propose making it the Constellation Selection 1991—you’ll wander away with a goodie bag such as a tasting glass and silver stag pin, moreover the memory of a once-in-a-life time whisky experience.

And if $one,850 moreover tax and suggestion is out of your spending plan? Fine & Uncommon delivers “45 Decades of The Dalmore”—a flight of twelve-, fifteen-, and 18-calendar year-outdated whiskies, moreover a trio of custom made Vosges chocolate truffles—for just $a hundred twenty five.

You’ll reduce 75 decades of age, but will however be equipped to make rent.

Tasting Notes From “120 Decades of Dalmore”

The Dalmore 25 12 months Old

Originally matured in American oak ex-bourbon casks, this one malt is transferred to Matusalem oloroso sherry and tawny port casks, which amplify raspberry purée, brown sugar, and chocolate notes on the nose and palate. At 42 percent ABV, it is a smooth whisky, yet however mouth-filling, with leathery and nutty flavors, and a finish of gingersnaps and cigar wrapper.

The Dalmore 35 12 months Old

At forty percent ABV, this is the cheapest proofed of the bunch, yet it retains a vivacity which is shocking and welcome. Finished in Matusalem oloroso sherry, as nicely as colheita port casks, it showcases rose petal perfume, refreshing raspberries, and lemon curd on the nose. Spritely flavors dance on the palate at initially, then give way to experienced fruit and citrus oil. The finish comes softly, tiptoeing in on dried orange peel, apple skins, and a whiff of tobacco.

The Dalmore forty 12 months Old

Heavy with the scents of orange blossom drinking water, almonds, and floral perfume, the complex maturation that features Matusalem oloroso sherry and colheita port pipes expresses by itself extra thoroughly on the palate in flavors of ginger, darkish chocolate, leather-based, and cherries. Nevertheless energetic in spite of its highly developed age and minimal proof at 42 percent ABV, it finishes with leather-based, tobacco, and oily fruit and floral notes.

The Dalmore Constellation Selection 1991 (Cask 27)

An outlier in the team as the youngest, at twenty decades outdated, and at cask power of fifty six.6 percent ABV, this whisky is however the rarest. Just 761 bottles ended up unveiled back in 2012. The nose begins with a tart richness of dried cherries, figs, and plums, then progresses to candied floral sweetness and lively fruit. Sufficient and full sherried flavors from the finish in amoroso oloroso casks pervade the palate, which is boldly spiced, fruity, and leathery, studded with almonds and hazelnuts, raisins, darkish chocolate, and dried orange peel. The finish is full and rounded by ginger and darkish chocolate-included orange peel.

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